I bought a value-priced adventure motorcycle for a reason…I didn’t have $25K to spend on the latest BMW GS1200 Adventure!
So when it came time to purchase a dedicated GPS unit for my bike, I wasn’t about to spend $500-$1000 on one of the specialized Garmin Zumo GPS units designed specifically for motorcycles!
So here’s how I made my own dedicated Budget Motorcycle GPS for $50 by modifying a Garmin Nuvi 1490!!!
Here are some links to the items I purchased:
– Cradle and Bike Mount:
– Garmin 1490:
– USB Cable (power for GPS):
– Waterproof Power Port (Connected to the options plug and mounted under my seat. Both the mini-usb for gps power, and a micro-usb for Galaxy S7 power, are plugged into this unit.):
I also followed the instructions on this post to seal my Garmin 1490 from the elements using silicone:
Hope this helps someone else looking for a budget-oriented motorcycle navigation device.